The general objective of the Hip-Hip project, partly funded by the EC, is to foster market penetration of GC-PV systems integrated in buildings in Europe by removing technical and non technical barriers as well as developing new PV products for the building industry, through the two PV manufacturers, Photowatt and Shell Solar. The objective, is to reduce PV systems costs through innovative design and better system optimisation. This project is designed to provide platforms for the development of the photovoltaic technology in the countries where the market is still underdeveloped. The six European countries involved in this project are Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Spain, with the three latter markets being still in their infancy. The project is divided in three Lots with decreasing turnkey cost objectives from 7,00 EUR/Wp to 5,45 EUR/Wp, and a total capacity installed of 2,7MWp. This presentation provides up to date data on the outcomes of the project and the various exchange of experience on the following themes : grid integration and impacts on the grid, financial and regulatory aspects, nontechnical barriers, certification of building integrated PV systems.
HipHip - Fostering market penetration of PV systems integrated in buildings in Europe
23rd AIVC and EPIC 2002 Conference (in conjunction with 3rd European Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings) "Energy efficient and healthy buildings in sustainable cities", Lyon, France, 23-26 October 2002